Saturday, April 18, 2009

Gary Cooper as Howard Roark

Patricia Neal plays Dominique Francon. This is the best scene in the movie, but I do not think the movie version of the Fountainhead does justice to the book. A remake would be condign. Howard Roark was supposed to have red hair. I think Kenneth Branagh could handle it although he might be a tad long in the tooth now. Roark's speech is truer today than it was in 1943, when Rand wrote the book.